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Cantrell blasts subsidies sought for proposed Convention Center hotel; center leader urges patience

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

August 14, 2018

In the opening salvo in what could become a lengthy negotiation over whether the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center moves...

Watchdog report asks Convention Center to slow down $557 million hotel project

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

July 20, 2018

A $557 million hotel proposed for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center needs a thorough evaluation of the project’s...

Take a close look at $330M sweetener for convention center hotel, watchdog says

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

July 19, 2018

A local government watchdog group is urging officials to take a more critical look at a request for hundreds of...

Proposed tax breaks raise questions as bid to build hotel near Morial center continues

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

June 17, 2018

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center officials are back at the negotiating table, hoping to finally realize their dream of building a...

NOPD faces ‘structural deficit’ from pay raises, overtime: Cantrell

By Greg LaRose

Source: | The Times-Picayune

June 15, 2018

To provide New Orleans police officers with a pay raise starting in 2018, former Mayor Mitch Landrieu tapped into an initial...

10 Louisiana parishes with the highest property tax rates – 3 are in metro New Orleans

By Robert Rhoden

Source: | The Times-Picayune

June 7, 2018

Update: A clarification was added to this story to indicate that municipal taxes were not factored in the Louisiana Tax...

‘She makes G. Gordon Liddy look like a wimp’

By John Pope

Source: | The Times-Picayune

June 3, 2018

The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting...

After Round 1 stalled, New Orleans convention center officials restart talks for Omni Hotel

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

May 27, 2018

Second time’s the charm. That’s what members of the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority hope as they return to...

Our levees and pumps aren’t enough to keep New Orleans dry | Editorial

By The Times-Picayune Editorial Board

Source: | The Times-Picayune

May 27, 2018

The start of hurricane season always raises our collective anxiety level a bit. South Louisianians have to be on...

People this Week: New hires, promotions, awards

By CityBusiness staff reports

Source: CityBusiness

May 23, 2018

Awards Insurance Business America has released its Top Producers 2018 report and Beth Carter-Drury, CIC, Zachary Fanberg and Marcus...